KMC to encourage melting idols with water jets for immersion

  • | Sunday | 22nd November, 2020

Kolkata: To curb pollution in river Hooghly, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to encourage community Puja committees to use water jets for melting idols instead of immersing them into water bodies. In places where water is available, we can encourage clubs to create elevated platforms with some sort of cage and use water jets for immersion," said Firhad Hakim, chairman of Board of Administrators of KMC. This year, Tridhara Akalbodhan Club in south Kolkata had set an example by washing and melting the Durga idol and her entourage using multiple water jets. The idol was taken to a makeshift water body, adjacent to the pandal. Water jets are used to melt idols after conducting the ritualistic –'darpan visarjan', for which water from the Ganga is symbolically poured over the reflection of the goddess in a mirror.

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